Lettuce Farming: Comparison of water use

Agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater by far and accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals from rivers, lakes and aquifers – up to more than 90% in some developing countries. Rainfed agriculture covers 80% of the world’s cultivated land, and is responsible for about 60% of crop production. Today, irrigated agriculture covers 275 million hectares […]

Ten main reasons for hydroponic greenhouse failures

At the recent aquaponics & smart greenhouse technologies conference, Prof.Gert Venter, a professional in the fields of Hydroponics and Greenhouse Technology (HGT) on a global scale, discussed the key reasons for greenhouse project failures. We GROW with our clients to ensure they become successful growers. 1. Weak or non-existent Business Plan 2. Lack of expertise & […]

Fresh Produce Supplier Agreements

There is a significant shift towards fresh produce, with every corporate retailer having “best in fresh” in its strategy. As a result, the demand for Hydroponic produce is ever increasing as it has a longer shelf-life, delicious in taste and chefs around the world are enthusiastically incorporating hydroponic greens into their menus. For retailers going into Africa, the focus on […]

Commercial Hydroponics

In a 10 x 30m greenhouse, growing herbs & lettuce you will harvest 4320 plants every 2-3-4 weeks with a potential of 26 harvests a year. We design greenhouse layouts for all our customers to optimize the growing space and ensure maximum yield & production. What will you GROW?  Contact us: info@nfthydro.co.za    

Hydroponics in Namibia

With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. It is therefore understandable that people of Namibia are turning towards Hydroponics to provide fresh produce in a country that this is very hard to obtain. Only growing her 2nd crop, (see photo) but our young grower Larissa is making […]

Hydroponics system grows crops with 90% less water

Save water with our Hydroponic Systems As climate change begins to pose new challenges for conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming is fast gaining popularity in Africa & South Africa. One of the most important advantages of Hydroponic culture inside the Greenhouse is the possibility to save water with the irrigation system. Up to 90% of water is saved in […]

The most common plants used for growing microgreens

Start growing Microgreens today with our MG-6 Microgreens system  Any edible plant, can be used but the following is some of the most commonly used for growing microgreens Arugula / Rocket Kale Spinach Radish Beet Watercress Herbs Cabbage Mustard Chia Sunflower Buckwheat Microgreens add beautiful color and great flavor to salads and are an excellent garnish […]

URBAN FARMING IS THRIVING, BUT WHAT DOES IT REALLY YIELD?

Despite their relatively small size, urban farms grow a surprising amount of food, with yields that often surpass those of their rural cousins. This is possible for a couple reasons. Hydroponic plant cultivation is widely considered more sustainable than regular farming as it uses around 90% less water. Secondly, hydroponic farming yields more vegetables and herbs in a shorter time. Growers […]

Hydroponics Growing Trends To Change Agriculture

Hydroponics today, is promising to be one of the most innovative, profit centers in the future. It could create new jobs, support services and capacity to feed the world. Although the industry has its fair share of naysayers, the hydroponics farm costs, margins and profits may convince entrepreneurs otherwise. Low Market Penetration at this stage  At this point, […]

If you think you can’t grow your own food because you live in the city, think again!

If you think you can’t grow your own food because you live in the city, think again! Home farming is an example of urban gardening, which brings food production into your home. NFT Hydro have designed a few hydroponic home systems to fit onto balconies or into small urban greenhouses. For many of our customers, these […]